Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!


We are open from May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays


$10 Adults, $9 Seniors (65+), $4 kids (3 y/o to 8th grade), under 3 no charge

The Vonachen Old Place train cars are now open

The restoration of the the former Vonachen’s Old Place dining cars once located in Junction City is now finished. All train cars are now open to visitors.

New Exhibits in 2022

Upcoming events

Check the upcoming events section for additional and more detailed information. Events are updated regularly.


Blacksmithing demonstrations 

Our resident blacksmith is at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month in the Farm Building from 12pm to 4pm.

Next blacksmithing demonstration is Saturday, July 9, 2022

 Children’s story time

Interactive stories and activities for preschoolers paired with the museum’s themes. A collaboration with the Dunlap Public Library District. Check the upcoming events section for specific dates and times.

Next story time is Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 11:30 am to noon

The stories of the Silver Streak and the Bradford Model T Girls

Fun and entertaining stories presented twice on the same day by John Butte, author of the book “Darlene’s Silver Streak and the Bradford Model T Girls”.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm


President Lincoln visits the museum

Enjoy living history at the museum. President Lincoln will be on site sharing his ever evolving perspectives about slavery, emancipation, equality and much more.

Q&A, meet and greet after the presentation.

Civil War attire welcome and encouraged!

Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 1:00pm  


Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?


It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

3D/Virtual Tour of the museum

Feature prepared September 2021